Sydney Stroll!

Hahahhaa this entry is suppose to be posted four or five months ago. But I was so busy(sometimes buat2 busy hehe) I forgot to write a post and it getting too old to be posted, so I just decided just to keep it safe in my memory and my computer memory. Hehehe..

But I received a request a few weeks ago by one of my reader to write down some of my journey in Sydney. I am sorry again, I forgot to write as soon as I can. So I hope this entry still can catch you before your exciting trip to Sydney. I try to write it as simple as I can cause you know it can be quite long.

Well OK to be frank, our trip was more like family visiting+city touring trip. Because you know my brother's family is still there so why not we pay a visit to them. Righto? So our visit were mainly hovering around Sydney CBD, so you might get boring with our trip story. Hehehhee

Sydney CBD is a really interesting but busy place, but don't worry public transports are everywhere so don't be afraid to get lost. But seriously, Sydney water attractions are reaaallyyy reaaaally beautiful! Trust me! ;) If you going to travel using public transports, please expect to do a lot of walking from station to station, but of course at the same time you'll get to enjoy the sight (pesanan penaja: please get yourself a good pair of shoes. Love your feet and body.. hehehe)For me, driving around CBD is not really a good option, it can cost you dollars just for parking. Wasting too much money!

First day(December 9, 2012):
To the Circular Quay and places around the quay, e.g. Sydney Bridge, Sydney Harbour, Darling Harbor(haha please don't ask me the difference coz I don't even know if there is any different-it probably the same). There are lots of attractions in that area, but since we have time limitation so we just chose randomly. We were accompanied by our brothers family, so we don't have to think too much about finding the train/bus stations :D

From the Quay, you can walk down the path to the beautiful Sydney Opera House. Don't forget to take a photo! ;) We spent quite some times in front of the building, we had some food by the water then we headed back to the quay.

From the quay, we catch a ferry to Darling Harbor, about 40minutes trip kot(eh yeke?lbey kurang la). It was quite an exciting experience on the ferry. Actually its just nearby, you can just walk if you want to, but we chose to save our energy after doing all the walking :D Then we bought tickets to Sydney Aquarium. Please bare in mind that to enter the place, there are specific sessions you must choose. So plan your journey accordingly. So my comment about the place? I was thrilled! The ticket price it quite affordable but the best part was to see happier faces of my niece and nephew.  The place is quite big and actually bigger than I thought. You can even say hi to dugongs too!Haha.

OK perut pon dah lapar, it almost 5pm and we were starving like death! I think I've lost kilos in Sydney ;p If you are looking for Malaysian food, I would like to recommend you to Cafe Kasturi, not so far away from the main attractions, but again you have to walk, or get a bus. If you want not-so-Malaysian food, you can try to find Nandos. Its not so easy to find Halal food if you are not local people, so I tried not to be fussy. But, this Cafe Kasture was not bad at all. We went there two times while we were in Sydney.See? ;)

[a view from the ferry]

[Opera House]
[the heroes]
[with the kids]
[above us]

Day 2(December 10, 2011)
On the 2nd day, we headed to the city again. But this time on our own. Ermm just to let you guys know, we are poor people so we don't know great places to do shopping. Our trip was just to enjoy the scenery and capturing photos :D

On day 2, we took a train to Market Street. And again, you can access a lot of beautiful attractions nearby. From there we went to Sydney Town Hall, Sydney Tower, St Andrews Anglican Church, Sydney - State Theatre. Some of them, we just took pictures from far away because some of the buildings are actually churches and we  were not really comfortable to enter the building. If you guys love architecture, please please go to Queen Victoria Building. Trust me, I was like 'mengaga' all the time in the building. Hehehe never expect it to be a shopping complex. A real classy shopping complex.

After doing the city-sightseeing, we went to Hay Market and then to China Town. These two places are just opposite each other. Hay Market is almost the same as Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne. You can find lots of souvenirs at very reasonable prices. If you are lucky enough, you can get good quality Sydney shirt from $4. Quite cheap eh? 
[Hay Market]
[China Town]

Day 3(December 11, 2011)
The 3rd day was the most exciting. We rent a car and went on a 2 hours trip to Blue Mountain. A legendary mountain that once said to turned into blue because of the herbs tree (if not mistaken) all over the mountain.  From the lookout point, we also can see Three Sisters Mountain, another legendary mountain by the aborigines. I don't know how to describe the place, there are just tooo beautiful.

And then, we headed to the Scenic World, still in Blue Mountain area. We ride on a SkyLine, and reached the Katoomba Waterfall area. This place really remind me about air terjun in Malaysia. Oh how I miss them! 

We then finished the journey by riding on Katoomba Scenic Train. If there is a word to describe the train, the word is... waaaaaaaaargggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.. sooo scary!but fun! have to try it then you'll know what it feels like. We were so lucky cause it was the last train of the day! Woohooo...

Then, we drove home.
[at the Lookout point]
[celebrating Amna's Birthday!walaupun makngah 2 tanduk, tapi hati baik OK!haha]
[dancing yo!]
[at Katoomba Waterfall]
[Katoomba Scenic Train]

Day 4(December 12, 2011)
So sad, it was our last day in Sydney. We had to catch our flight back to Melbourne around 7pm. So of course we had to reach the airport earlier. 

So to complete the trip we spend a few hours driving around Bondi Beach!One of the must  go place in Sydney..hehehhe...It was summer day, so as expected the beach was full with half-naked and naked bodies. Hahahhahhaa...
[Membelah lautan manusia di Bondi Beach, ni kalau ada Tsunami ni...Nauzubillah]

OK. Thats all. Such a short but memorable trip. ^_^ Hope the writing will give you some ideas of places to go in Sydney.

Last but not least...
[my cheecky pinky fruit-heart]

***Try to write simple. But the outcome is not so simple :D


Nazariah May 17, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Akhirnya, keluar juga gmbo ni la..hihi...gmbo yg kat aquarium n gmbo ramai2 kat Blue mountain tu kitorg xde...nak copy ae..:)

DiLLaiLa May 18, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Waduh panjang sungguh saye tulis ek kak..saye bace balik pon pening..hahahha

dilla nazri May 18, 2012 at 7:54 AM

Best nyer!!

peah May 18, 2012 at 9:00 PM

thank you thank you.

love the journey. nanti i copy aje ittenary dia. hek hek. i backpacker juga. insyaAllah sampai ke sana in oct

DiLLaiLa May 19, 2012 at 12:23 AM

hihi ok!no worries..;)

MAI'sarah May 22, 2012 at 4:13 PM

wahhhhh..seronok ^^